Leighann, thank you! This was a first effort at a new fund raising idea- you were the perfect comic for this very diverse (age, race, sex) group- everyone who has commented enjoyed your comedy- you had something for everyone. Had you failed, this idea- which was not initially well received by some of our “seasoned” members- would be a dead issue. Your success is our success. As we assist women locally and globally to ‘Live their Dream’, each new effort gives us the resources we need to reach out further and further to fulfill our mission.
You might want to learn more about us- our website www.sisessex.org will lead you to our federation- SI of the Americas www.soroptimist.org and from there to the International www.soroptimistinternational.org and other 3 federations around the globe- for some, projects are geared to sanitation, others clean accessible water, micro loans for women in war torn countries, human trafficking, domestic violence/ rape, and in our Women’s Opportunity Awards- to give single female heads of households grant funds to initiate or continue their education. We are nearly 200.000 women in 130 countries moving in the same direction- improving the lives of women and girls. Your efforts on Friday night are, to us, as significant as your work with our military- for which I applaud you. Again, thank you for helping us to reach our goal with this friend-raiser! - Vickie